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ALAN TURNER: Tulane’s Sherry Chance has a passion for education

by Published: January 29,2015

Tags: Madison campus, Sherry Chance, Tulane University

SEE MBJ-TV INTERVIEW BELOW Sherry Chance was born in Florida and spent several years in Alaska, which is probably about the biggest contrast one can imagine.  It wasn’t until she arrived in Mississippi, though, that she finally felt she had “come home,” and she’s lived in the Magnolia State for the past 24 years. In […] [...]

JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem

by Published: January 29,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, public relations

An integral part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi initiative is utilizing healthcare as an economic development driver for our state. During a recent Healthcare Huddle, an awareness-building tour, Governor Phil Bryant recently shared a fact that floored the audience: Mississippi is one of the best places in the United States for doctors to […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — More jobs, but fewer with jobs, huh?

by Published: January 26,2015

Tags: Alabama, Business, education, jobs, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant, Politics

“Mississippi added 8,800 more jobs in 2014 than in 2013,” so noted Gov. Phil Bryant in his optimistic State of the State address last week. Over the same period, 16,700 fewer Mississippians had jobs. So says the same report that the governor’s figure came from.   Huh?   The Mississippi Department of Employment Security, as […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Roger Wicker: Profile in discouragement

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker has become a voice in the Wilderness, a Lone Voice in the Wilderness. Last week the United States Senate voted 98-1, declaring, “It is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” Most folks have a hard time reading the words “Sense” and “Senate” together […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — The Top 5 content marketing trends to watch in 2015

Whether we’re talking photo or video, editorial or blog, content’s kingdom has been expanding: fewer journalists, more user-generated tomes and a plethora of forums for any brand to find a consumer. This is the world in which we live – instant, immediate, and all within reach. Just because the platforms are there does not mean […] [...]

LOUANN LOFTON: A funny, fictional look at the Great Recession

by Published: January 22,2015

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The Financial Lives of the Poets is the first work of fiction I’ve read that’s focused on the time period leading up to and during the 2008/2009 financial crisis. The book was written and published quickly, coming out in 2009, as the economy was continuing its downward spiral. Typically, you’d think that literature reacting to […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Doug McDaniel credits the influence of his father for success

A critical function for leaders is to define the situation at hand for their organizations.  Napoleon is quoted as saying, “The role of the leader is to define reality and give hope.” Similarly, famed GECEO Jack Welch’s once said, “Deal with the world as it is, not how you’d like it to be.” Defining reality […] [...]

(VIDEO) ALAN TURNER: Wilson says he’s ready for elected office

    C ory Wilson has decided the time is right to throw his hat into the ring for the new state House seat in Madison County. A native of Moss Point, Cory was valedictorian of his high school graduating class, and went on to graduate summa cum laude from the Ole Miss School of […] [...]

(VIDEO) DON GLIDEWELL — The threat of cyber crime to businesses is real

  If you think that cyber crime isn’t a threat to your business, think again.  The topic came into the mainstream during the holidays with the cyber attack on Sony Pictures.  If you are a business owner or someone who is responsible for data security at your company, it would be wise to take note […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: 3.5 BIG Questions and 3.5 BIGGER Answers

by Published: January 22,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

1. How come people don’t call me back? People not calling you back is not a problem, it’s a symptom. Here are some of the real reasons people don’t call you back: 1. Boring message. 2. Insincere message. 3. Sales message not a value message. 4. Self-serving message. 5. No humor employed. 6. Non-compelling message. […] [...]

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